Last Day for Last Chance Products

Today is the last day to order from the July-December mini catalog and get Last Chance Products!

Many items are already gone so hopefully you will be able to get what you want!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year, y'all!  Let's hope 2022 is better than 2021!

We got snow!  It was 78 on Saturday with a tornado just a few miles from my house and then the cold front came through ...


Snow is pretty rare here in Alabama (although we usually get a little snowfall every year but it rarely sticks).  Fortunately the roads cleared up pretty well!

November Paper Pumpkin

I've been working on my November Paper Pumpkin kits. My daughter needed gift card holders and I thought the treat packages would work just fine for this.

I am filling the treat bags with chocolates and then will add the gift cards once my daughter gets them to me so I can't close them up just yet.  I added bling to the fronts too.

I am normally not a great fan of the treat holder kits but this kit was wonderful!  Easy peasy to make and I will ussome of the extras left for my bowling teammates.  The rest I will use as card fronts.

The paper pumpkin kits just get better and better!  If you'd like to try out the kits, you can get a prepaid subscription in the online store (1 kit, 3 kits, 6 kits, or 12 kits) or you can subscribe and get it month-to-month.  You can suspend your month-to-month at any time and can add more kits if you think you'll want it. Subscribe here

FYI:  If you get the prepaid kits, you will have to pay shipping on them but shipping is included in the month-month.  When you purchase a prepaid kit, Stampin' Up! will email you a code that you will have to put into an account at  Also, Sale-a-Bration is coming in January and I usually get a one year subscription to get loads of SAB freebies!  A 3-month subscription will net you a free SAB item!  But if you have never subscribed or it's been a long time since you have subscribed, you might want to try a one month kit to see how the kits have improved!


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Last Day to Subscribe

Today is the last day to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin to get the December kit.


Name Lots of Pun


  • The kit contains enough elements to create 9 cards—3 each of 3 designs—and 9 coordinating envelopes. This all-inclusive kit includes printed card bases, die-cut paper pieces, embellishments, adhesive, and more!
  • The Lots of Pun Stamp Set is a builder stamp set! This means the included images can be mixed and matched to build a variety of unique characters with different looks and features.
  • Card size: 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2" x 5-3/4" (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Crumb Cake, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, Poppy Parade
  • Includes a Classic Stampin’ Spot

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FREE Shipping!

For one day only, December 8, Stampin' Up! is offering FREE shipping on orders $50 and above!  YAY!

The sale starts at midnight, MT on December 8 and runs until 11:50 pm MT that same day.  No one really likes to pay for shipping, although it is a necessity.  Thanks to Stampin' Up! you can save 10% on your order with free shipping.  

It's a great time to stock up on all those items you use all the time--cardstock, Blends, envelopes. adhesives, inks, punches, and dies! 

There are still some great items available on the Clearance Rack and the Last Chance Products

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Blackberry Beauty Sympathy Card

For my November tutorial I created a slimline card using a template from Jessica Taylor's One Sheet Wonder Club (if you are a member of my team you get to join her club free of charge!).  Unfortunately I needed a sympathy card so I made this one.  Of course you can change the sentiment to anything that you need.

I forgot to take a photo of the inside but it included a sympathy sentiment with stamped leaves.

Here are all the details:


  • Stamp SetsHeartfelt Wishes (156541); Peaceful Moments (151595); Lovely You (152525)
  • Card Stock – Very Vanilla Thick (144237); Rich Razzleberry (115316); Gold Foil (132622); Very Vanilla (101650)
  • Stamp Pads – Rich Razzleberry (147091)
  • Misc. –Blackberry Beauty Designer Series Paper (DSP)  (156458); Stitched Rectangles Dies (151820); Blackberry Beauty Ephemera Pack (156469) (or any leaf die); Multipurpose Glue (110755)      


  • Very Vanilla Thick:   8 1/2” x 7, scored at 3 ½”   
  • Very Vanilla: 1 5/8” x 3 5/8”
  • Rich Razzleberry:  3 ¼” x 8 ¼”  
  • Gold Foil:       1 7/8” x 3 7/8”                                   scraps (banner)
  • DSP:               3” x 8” , cut in half diagonally        


  1. Cut the DSP piece in half diagonally. You can use it either on the bottom or top depending on the up/down pattern
  2. Add the cut DSP to the Rich Razzleberry piece (use glue or adhesive of your choice). Attach to the Card base.
  3. Die cut the very vanilla stitched rectangle. Stamp the sentiment on the piece with Rich Razzleberry ink.
  4. Attach the sentiment rectangle to the piece of gold foil and glue to the card front.
  5. Take the gold flower from the ephemera pack (or your own leaf die made from gold foil) and carefully glue down to the card front.
  6. On the inside of the card stamp, “with deepest sympathy” from Peaceful Moments and a leaf from Lovely You, using Rich Razzleberry ink.
  7. Decorate a #9 envelope with the same leaf

It's sad when you need a sympathy card but it's nice to have some made in advance so you can just grab one that's appropriate to send.

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Last Chance Products and Clearance Rack Refresh

Stampin' Up! has listed the items from the July-December mini catalog that are retiring.  Some items are bundles (the individual items will show up in future catalogs but not as bundles) and some are just going away forever! Some are reduced up to 50% off!

You can see all the items for sale here

Shop for these items here

At the same time, they have refreshed the Clearance Rack with items up to 60% off!  Win Win!

Happy shopping!